Author, journalist, and North Dakota native Chuck Klosterman will be on campus on April 11. The free public presentation, “An Evening with Chuck Klosterman,” will begin at 7:30 p.m. (Central Time) at the Sidney J. Lee Auditorium. Klosterman’s visit is sponsored by BSC ArtsQuest 2012 and Read North Dakota.
Klosterman is the author of several books, including the novel Downtown Owl (2008), which was one of the top three contenders for the 2012-13 BSC Campus Read. Ultimately, the committee chose The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins over Downtown Owl, but not without some regret. There was great affection for Klosterman’s book, which is set in the fictional town of Owl, North Dakota, and is both laugh out loud funny and poignant. The Boston Globe called it “an astonishingly moving book, a minor masterpiece in the genre we might call small-town quirkiana.” I’m so glad I read it.
Klosterman’s other non-fiction books include: Fargo Rock City: a Heavy Metal Odyssey in Rural North Dakota (2001); Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: a Low Culture Manifesto (2004); Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story (2005); Chuck Klosterman IV: a Decade of Curious People and Dangerous Ideas (2006); and Eating the Dinosaur (2009). His second novel, The Visible Man, came out in 2011.
We have all of these books at the BSC Library. Check them out!